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Author: Angie Stahl

SCUP 2011 & WSUS 3.0 Publishing Large Payload Files (>384MB)

First a little back story I have been working with the Dell Business Client Catalog Team to improve the catalog as well as improve the end-user experience.  Its been a work in progress to formalize the process and set scope and expectations but we are making HUGE strides.  Part of my commitment to the Business Client catalog has been to validate content can be successfully published and consumed b...

SCUP: Enabling Enterprise Management of Adobe Flash Player

Time for another “think outside the box” moment.  How many of us have gnashed teeth and pulled our hair over trying to manage popular web plug-ins which are primarily designed with the consumer in mind and provide little or limited means to manage them in a corporate/business environment?  Well hopefully quite a few of you out there have.  This blog post will hopefully enable you to be...

SCUP: Adobe Reader 9.3.4 Update – How to create a MSP based Update

Hey gang – Been awhile since I posted a blog and once again I am back at it 🙂 And why not Adobe just dropped another reader Update on us 🙂 I’ve attached the sample cab file at the bottom of this post for those of you not yet in the DIY mode of creating custom updates but to borrow from an old Chinese proverb (liberally) – " Give a IT tech a CAB he can patch that specific upd...

SCUP: Adobe Reader & Acrobat Standard & Pro 9.3.3

Adobe patches are not cumulative for a given major release and there is a very specific order in which they need to be applied in order to successfully upgrade one version to the next. A very good KB on Reader & Acrobat 9 can be found here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/498/cpsid_49880.html. The cab file I am providing for download (as an attachment to this blog post) applies to updating Adobe Read...

SCUP: Deploying Mandatory Persistent Agents via SCUP

I was given an interesting challenge from one of my teammates recently. He (Greg "the Rockstar") suggested that I convert all of re-occurring mandatory advertisements into SCUP updates. So I took him up on the challenge as it makes sense to me to leverage a vehicle like SCUP plus I love a good challenge. So why does it make good sense to use SCUP and software updates to deploy and mainta...

SCUP: Patching Adobe Acrobat Standard and Professional to 9.3.2

Adobe products are notoriously difficult to patch and manage. And Adobe hasn’t done us any favors by incorrectly authoring their latest msp release 9.3.2 so that it cannot be consumed by SCUP (System Center Update Publisher). The purpose of this post is to provide a work around to leveraging SCUP to consume improperly authored msp updates. I make no claims that it is a pretty work-around but it wo...